The No. 4 ranked LSU Tigers won the final game of the three game series 12-3 over the Mississippi Rebels, the win also gave the Tigers the series victory. LSU was led by starting pitcher Aaron Nola who pitched seven innings and allowed seven hits, three runs and also struck out three. On the offensive side the Tigers were led by JaCoby Jones who went 3-for-5, scored three runs and had five RBI in the win.
The game was close early on as LSU scored two runs in the second and Ole Miss had a pair of runs in the third inning, but it was in the fourth and sixth innings where LSU blew the game wide open by scoring five runs in each of those innings.
LSU started the rout when Ole Miss relief pitcher Josh Laxer came in and four runs in only 2/3 of an inning the top of the fourth, and it did not matter who Ole Miss brought out as LSU was able to knock around all of them.
LSU head coach Paul Mainieri was elated how Nola pitched on Sunday afternoon:
"I was very confident in the ability of Aaron Nola to pitch in this environment with great success," said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. "He's a young man with an inordinate amount of poise, and he gave us a tremendous outing today. We swung the bats with a lot of authority, and we earned a very important win. This is a tough place to play, and I'm extremely proud of this team for an outstanding effort all weekend.
The win for LSU gives them a commanding four game lead in the SEC West over Arkansas and Mississippi State.
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